Passive smoking dangers revealed

Warning message

This news item is more than a year old. Links, graphics, content, medical information, and statistics may be out of date. We invite you to search, visit our homepage, or contact us to find more current information on the topic you're looking for.

Toronto Star, Apr. 6, 2004. 01:00 AM

Passive smoking dangers revealed

Second-hand smoke examined
Linked to ills in adults, children


New evidence of the effects of second-hand smoke has come to light in four studies that link it to increased risk of premature death, heart disease, ill health in children and the slow healing of wounds.

A study carried out by New Zealand researchers and published in the British Medical Journal online found non-smokers who lived with a smoker had a 15 per cent higher risk of early death than those living in smoke-free households.

Full Story


Mortality among "never smokers" living with smokers: two cohort studies,
1981-4 and 1996-9

Sarah Hill, Tony Blakely, Ichiro Kawachi, Alistair Woodward
British Medical Journal, doi:10.1136/bmj.38070.503009.EE (published 5 April 2004)

How Should Parents Protect Their Children From Environmental Tobacco-Smoke Exposure in the Home?
AnnaKarin Johansson, Gören Hermansson, and Johnny Ludvigsson
Pediatrics 2004; 113: e291-e295.


AddThis Social Sharing Icon

Page Last Updated: 13/07/2017